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Jul
29
2008

Cuil: First Look

It’s been a while since somebody challenged Google at it’s game. Cuil was launched a couple of days back and it has everybody pouncing upon it. For the first few hours the servers were down owing to the exponential increase in search load. Bloggers are in a hurry to get their reviews out on the latest Google-Killer. While the industry response has been pretty balanced, some have gone for the jugular. A majority though prefer […]

Jun
17
2008

Fox on fire!

Firefox has been my favoritest(I know it’s not a real word, duh!) browser and I’ve been using it for the last four years. It’s the first thing I download when I’m not using my computer and carry it as a portable-app on my flash drive. I’ve converted almost all my friends and even my parents have turned to the dark side now. The hajjaar extensions and add-ons help you do almost everything from your browser […]

Aug
8
2007

There she goes…….

There she goes There she goes again Racing through my brain And I just can’t contain This feeling that remainsI like this song by ‘Sixpence none the richer‘ a lot, but that is not the real intent of this post. It’s time for some IE bashing, and boy I love that! Slashdot just reported an IE bug that hits both IE6 and IE7. It’s nothing harmful but I just love it when IE crashes! *Warning: […]

Oct
22
2006

OOPSLA 2006 Day 2

It’s the time of the year when the big names come together to discuss what’s new in the world of object oriented programming, it’s that time of the year when we get to learn bout cool stuff, it’s time for OOPSLA. The beautiful city of Portland plays host to this years edition, and me put up with my friend who goes to at PDX. 8:00AM – 12:00 PM – Ajax: Introduction and Architecture 12:00-15:00 – […]

Mar
8
2006

Finally somebody tries to challenge the worlds best search engine…….

but in vain….. Its always been that when you have something so popular as Google, it sets a very high mark for the competitors to match. Loads of wannabe search engines have vanished without a trace and M’soft seems to be goin the same way with the new ‘Windows Live’ search engine. Firstly the’ve tried to embed the Google features like ‘Local’, ‘Images’ and ‘News’ which can’t be exactly called as a copied idea as […]

Oct
7
2005

AJAX rawks!

Here it is, the baap of feed readers. Google has decided to get into news aggregation n put the rest out of business, more here. In other news, those of u who heard abt the new IE 7.0, chill. It sucks, n moreover disables all toolbars. How dare they remove the Googlebar? And if that was noy enough the search used is MSN search! It has Tabs that look kinda cute but all the rest […]

Sep
5
2005

ACM 2005 Turing Award

The ACM turing award ceremony was held on Monday, August 22, 2005 and the webcast can be found here. Below is my report. Assessing the Internet Lessons Learned, Strategies for Evolution, and Future Possibilities The lecture started out with Vinton Cerf talking about open architecture where the network has to find interfaces, protocols and objects thus enabling plug and play. He added “The internet is a logical architecture, and the effort to link systems produces […]

Jan
5
2005

Nothing is impossible!!!!!!

I believe this is a real story! nice one though! A complaint was received by the Pontiac Division of General Motors: This is the second time I have written to you, and I don’t blame you for not answering me, because I sounded crazy, but it is a fact that we have a tradition in our family of ice cream for dessert after dinner each night. But the kind of ice cream varies so, every […]